Allan Charles Wellborn has secretly adored Hattie all his life. When the police determine there's more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, he steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves.
Can the killer be found before Hattie's time is up?
Vicki Batman has a knack for revealing life's upside down moments, making us laugh while seeing ourselves revealed in her prose. Who hasn't twisted an ankle while trying to walk like a princess, or tried to be witty and come off flat? In Vicki's hands, these moments are golden -- and unforgettable. --Kayelle Allen, award-winning author, founder of Marketing for Romance Writers
Nobody blends humor and great characters like Ms. Batman.--Harlie's Books
I always get excited at seeing another Vicki Batman novel hit the bookshelves. It’s a fun and sexy ride where the writing is so real, the reader literally experiences the excitement unfold from the driver's seat view of the character.--Karen Cote’, Best Selling Romantic Suspense Author
Vicki Batman is a master of short and sassy romance. I’m in awe of anybody who writes shorts, a whole story with believable characters in the same number of pages some writers use for a chapter or two! --Coffee Time Romance
TEMPORARILY EMPLOYED is Jennifer Cruise on steroids. I only stopped reading to laugh. Readers will love Hattie Cooks and Officer Whatshisname! -- Donnell Ann Bell, Bestselling author of The Past Came Hunting, Deadly Recall and Betrayed
Temporarily Employed is one of those books that will keep you turning the pages while you’re giggling. I’ve read just about everything this author has written, and she never fails to disappoint with her witty dialogue and fast-paced narrative.--Liz Lipperman, National Best Seller of the Clueless Cook Mystery Series
Temporarily Employed is another fun story by Vicki Batman that will leave you giggling and flipping pages to find out what happens next. --Karilyn Bentley, author of The Draconia Tales series
Vicki Batman's stories are always fun and laugh out loud funny. She has a great voice and a real knack for storytelling! You don't want to miss TEMPORARILY EMPLOYED. --Michelle Miles, award-winning author
Vicki Batman’s characters will take you on a ride that will keep you laughing out loud. Temporarily Employed is the perfect feel good read that will leave you smiling. Grab your copy and come along for the adventure. --Sylvia McDaniel, Amazon bestselling author
Temporarily Employed is an absolute gem. Batman's quick wit and eye for great story telling come through on every page. --Barb Han, Harlequin Intrigue author
Buckle up for a rollicking, fun ride with a loveable, slightly wacky, heroine, a hot hero, and a cast of inept, shady characters. Temporarily Employed by Vicki Batman is a witty, amusing, exciting tale that will take you on a wild journey and leave you breathless and laugher. --Award-Winning Author, Cara Marsi
I never miss an opportunity to read Vicki Batman. Her stories are funny and entertaining. Always a great way to spend an evening. --Marian Lanouette, author Jake Carrington series.
5 stars. Have you ever had a really, really, really bad day… and then had it turn worse? We’ve all been there and that’s why I fell in love with Hatti Cooks, the heroine of Vicki Batman’s Romantic-Suspense novel, Temporarily Employed. I’ve hit rock bottom and lived to tell the tale, but Hattie’s story is funnier and scarier and one heck of a lot more entertaining than my own. But be warned, while the story starts out light and funny, Batman’s skilled writing turns it into a dramatic tale of love. The story opens with a hot cop catching Hattie at her worst moment and handing her a ticket. Her internal dialogue is a hoot. Self-deprecating, laugh-out-loud comments slid through her head into mine, from the very first page to the last. Out of a job, with no love life and stuck in a town where everyone knows her business, Hattie takes a temp-job and tries to make sense of it all. Meanwhile her bad luck keeps getting “badder.” A murder mystery swirls around her, her best friends want all the dirty details about her love life and a hometown that she once felt comfortable in is hiding a murderer.
Vicki Batman has a wicked sense of humor, but beneath the fun she hits strong chords about love and relationships. The story is more than a collection of the usual Romantic-Comedy, bunching-panty-hose and running mascara lines. It becomes a deep down, gut wrenching question of self-awareness and the trust required to make love work. My favorite lines: “Nice day?” I gritted my teeth. “I’d kill for a really nice day.”
5 stars. Funny, quirky and sassy blended into a mystery. Great fun! Looking for a great book to while away the day? Any book by Vicki Batman is guaranteed to be funny, quirky and sassy fun and Temporarily Employed is no exception! This is a charming and fun romp from beginning to end and while Ms. Batman usually writes shorter stories, I'm thrilled to see a full length book by this wonderful author. Grab up your copy today, you will not be disappointed.
4 paws. Storeybook Reviews: This is a combination of a pretty clean romance story (just 1 almost sex scene) and a smidge of a mystery.